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Spotify Squad framework — Part I

1 Apr , 2019  

I watched this video about the Spotify Engineering culture last year, and BOOM, my mind just exploded. I fell completely in love with Spotify and its culture. The video explains Spotify Product Development, their release methodology, and the frameworks they use. Read more

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NASA confirms first all-women spacewalk will take place in March

1 Apr , 2019  

NASA revealed earlier this week that two of its astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station will make history later this month: Anne McClain and Christina Koch will conduct a spacewalk outside the station on March 29th, something that’s not uncommon on its own, but this will be the Read more

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The Essential Questions That Have Powered This Top Silicon Valley Manager’s Career

1 Apr , 2019  

Julie Zhuo first started working at Facebook as an intern over a decade ago. Since then, she’s risen through the ranks to become VP of Product Design at the company, leading a team of hundreds that’s charged with designing the app billions of users see every day. Read more

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The Digitalisation of Hospitals: how long will startups need to wait?

1 Apr , 2019  

The digitalisation of hospitals is inevitable. Read more

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Presenting Airbnb’s 20th Known Acquisition: HotelTonight

11 Mar , 2019  

If you’re looking for a last-minute hotel booking app, Airbnb just acquired it. According to the New York Times, Airbnb bought HotelTonight, its second announced acquisition in 2019. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more

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The Path Forward

27 Feb , 2019  

Practical guides that help you go from idea to series A. Fast. Read more

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A founder’s guide to reference calls

27 Feb , 2019  

References can be an important part of any decision-making process. Whether you’re evaluating investors and non-execs, hiring for a new role, or fact-checking a potential co-founder, reference calls can provide comfort as well as test or reinforce your assessment. Read more

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How we put together our progression frameworks

23 Feb , 2019  

We’ve been putting together progression frameworks for all the different disciplines across the company. They help us make sure we’re taking a consistent approach to the way we evaluate and pay our staff, and help people understand how to progress in their work. Read more

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A Standard and Clean Series A Term Sheet

23 Feb , 2019  

While working with companies in YC’s Series A program, we’ve noticed a common problem: founders don’t know what “good” looks like in a term sheet. This makes sense, because it is often, literally, the first time in their careers that they’ve seen one. Read more

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Hyped startup accelerator Entrepreneur First is struggling at scale

21 Feb , 2019  

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